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University of Aberdeen: Christianity and the Visual Arts (Online)

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


Join us online to explore the relationship between art and faith in the Christian world. Study our 100% online Christian art degree flexibly with an ancient university founded in 1495. Explore the fascinating relationship between art and faith in the Christian world, from medieval to modern times. Study with an ancient university founded in 1495, and access our world-class university collections, including the Aberdeen Bestiary, wherever you are in the world.

Together we’ll explore: - the power of images in ritual, liturgy and popular culture

  • the architecture of devotion

  • visual culture’s impact on the history of Christianity, its debates and controversies.

You’ll examine a broad spectrum of objects, images, texts, and aesthetic discourses to deepen your knowledge of Christian art and its histories, beyond the western European context.

Flexible study options Study for the MLitt or exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. Set your own study hours with this flexible online degree that’s designed to fit around work and life commitments. Our distance learning Masters in Christianity and the Visual Arts is delivered flexibly, 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world with no need for a study visa, and manage your study hours to suit you.


The University of Aberdeen



The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth  oldest in the UK. Founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495, the beautiful campus attracts a diverse international community of over 14,000 students  from over  130 countries.

The University of Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 20 UK university by the Guardian University Guide 2023 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and ranks among the best 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). It also ranked fourth in the latest UK National Student Survey …

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